TILL MAR 11 -
Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst St.
Jim Brochu brings Zero Mostel back to life in his multiple award-winning show Zero Hour. He re-enacts the definitive backstory of this amazing performer's appearances in such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mel Brooks' The Producers and many more. Brochu also recounts Mostel's gutsy survival of show biz politics, the Hollywood blacklist, a crippling accident and much more. The play is a very funny, deeply moving portrait of a larger than life Hollywood and Broadway legend. BEFORE Billy Crystal, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller or Harvey Fierstein, there was ZERO MOSTEL!
"This is acting on the grand scale, full of blood, guts and glory. If you care about theatre, or about the evils that people have done (and still continue to do) in the name of politics, then you must see this show." - Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
"If you're looking to bask – or perhaps quiver – in the presence of the late, larger-than-life star for an evening, Brochu delivers the goods." - J. Kelly Nestruck Globe and Mail
"... a madcap theatrical portrait of the legendary Zero Mostel that is absolutely delightful and, ultimately, deeply moving." - John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun.